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Route reference: 2010-737

Ottawa, 1 December 2010

HFX Broadcasting Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application 2010-1429-0, received 27 August 2010

CKHY-FM Halifax – Technical change

1.      The Commission approves the application by HFX Broadcasting Inc. relating to the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CKHY-FM Halifax in order to change the authorized contours of its transmitter by increasing the average effective radiated power (ERP) from 32,000 to 100,000 watts (maximum ERP from 45,000 to 100,000 watts), by changing the antenna radiation pattern from directional to non-directional, by decreasing the effective height of antenna above average terrain from 224.5 to 185.1 meters, and by changing the antenna site. The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.

2.      The Commission notes that CKHY-FM’s current antenna site is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and that the licensee wishes to move the antenna to a site owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., from which it presently operates the radio programming undertaking CKHZ-FM Halifax.

3.      The Department of Industry (the Department) has advised the Commission that, while this application is conditionally technically acceptable, it will only issue a broadcasting certificate when it has determined that the proposed technical parameters will not create any unacceptable interference with aeronautical NAV/COM services.

4.      The Commission reminds the licensee that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Broadcasting Act, this authority will only be effective when the Department notifies the Commission that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

Secretary General

*This decision is to be appended to the licence.

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